Week of February 24, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, February 24, 2020


After having taken a few weeks off from newsletter items (thereby clearing some space for Michael McCann to make announcements), Tony Gill is back with a vengeance and publishing stuff.  This time it is a book chapter entitled, "The Economic Origins of Religious Liberty," In M. Breidenbach & O. Anderson (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty (Cambridge Companions to Law). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 307–33.  The "companion" nature of the edited volume seemed to shout out "cuddle me!"  However, after an hour on of the sofa binge watching "Parks & Recreation" on Netflix, the sharp edges of the hardcover version provoked Tony to say, "That's it! You are outta here.  Go lay on the floor with the dogs."  Fortunately, the companion volume had not touched its bourbon, leaving two glasses for Tony to drink!

Nives Dolšak and Aseem PrakashBezos’ Earth Fund Should Revitalize the American Rust Belt Instead of Chasing Technological Solutions, Forbes.com, February 20, 2020.

Emma Rodman has received a one-year postdoctoral appointment at Princeton's University Center for Human Values and Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.


Pi Sigma Alpha, the Department of Political Science, and the UW Department of Communication present the Winter Faculty Panel: “Communication Breakdown: The Crisis of Public (Dis)Information”, with Professors Lance Bennett, Matt Powers, Mark Smith, and Rebecca Thorpe. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:45–6:30pm, Johnson Hall room 102.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Shihao Han (UW PhD student), “Deterioration from Inside: Facing a Revisionist Hegemon Within the International Order”. Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm, Gowen Hall 1A (The Olson Room).


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